Adjusting to a socially distanced world
29th April 2021
Although COVID-19 presented challenges for research and fieldwork in 2020, our Global Kids Online partners have made important progress still. We share updates and reflect on lessons learned during a year of adjusting to a socially distanced world. While the lives of many children have become digital by default, Global Kids Online has worked to unpack how digital inequalities affect children’s online opportunities, to identify pathways to vulnerability, inform child protection efforts, and to flag concerns about the impact of digital marginalization on child rights.
Children globally rely on the internet during Covid19
23rd April 2021
During COVID19 it has become more urgent than ever to recognise the importance of the digital environment for children and young people. In a digital world, internet access is a vital gateway for both the realisation and violation of children’s rights. Recently the global #CovidUnder19 project released new findings on how children are relying on the internet for their information, education and participation.
Pathways from offline to online risk: new findings
9th February 2021
Children’s lives are increasingly mediated by digital technologies, yet our knowledge of how this affects their well-being is patchy. Today, UNICEF and LSE are launching our rapid evidence review aiming to identify the pathways to resilience and harm and the factors that can intensify risk or protect children from it. Ensuring children’s well-being and positive engagement with digital technologies requires more attention to long-term consequences and filling the gaps in our evidence, regulation, and education initiatives.
International day against violence and bullying
4th November 2020
The UNESCO member states declared the first Thursday of November the International day against violence and bullying at school in recognition that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being. In support of this initiative, we reflect on the comparative findings of the Global Kids Online network based on data among nearly 15,000 internet-using children in 11 countries across Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Do parents know about their child’s online risks?
21st October 2020
Netsafe’s latest research provides insights from a study looking at New Zealand parents’, caregivers’ and whānau perceptions of children’s experiences of online risk and harm. It is the third report from Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa – New Zealand Kids Online, Netsafe’s implementation of the Global Kids Online methodology, and the first to look at parents’ perspectives of the challenges their children navigate online.
How are children doing under lockdown #Covid19?
18th June 2020
Drawing on guidance from Global Kids Online, the #CovidUnder19 project invites views from children around the world by launching a global survey for 8-17 year old’s to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’. The findings will tell us how children have been coping during the pandemic and will be used for advocacy globally to ensure children’s voices are included in the response to COVID-19 and future emergency and crisis situations. If you are aged between 8 and 17 years, please help us by completing our survey.
Children’s access to health information under COVID-19
12th June 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to accurate health information is particularly important, especially for children living in resource-poor communities where access to health care and services may be limited. Yet a large proportion of the world’s children are unable to access the internet as much as they want or need to.
How to support children online during #Covid19
16th April 2020
When we published the Global Kids Online 11 country comparison report on online children’s experiences around the world, we hardly imagined that, just a few months later, those children with access to the internet would be relying on it so heavily for their information, education, entertainment, and connection with family and friends.
Done right, internet use can increase learning and skills
18th February 2020
Blanket restrictions on children’s internet use prevent them from taking advantage of critical learning and skills development opportunities, according to the new Global Kids Online report, launched today at the Internet Governance Forum in Berlin. Produced by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Growing up in a Connected World compares data on internet use among nearly 15,000 internet-using children in 11 countries across Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
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